Pop star Prince has said he is writing a memoir, to be published next year.
The 57-year-old told an audience in New York on Friday it would start “from his first memory” and “hopefully… go all the way up to the Super Bowl” half-time performance he gave in 2007. The book is tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones, after a track from Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain album.
Publisher Spiegel & Grau said it would “take readers on an unconventional and poetic journey” through Prince’s life.
The publishing house, an imprint of Random House, said the memoir would include stories about Prince’s music, “the family that shaped him and the people, places and ideas that fired his creative imagination.”
Prince is reported to have said “The good people of Random House have made me an offer that I can’t refuse,”
The singer said he was working on the book with his “brother Dan” – a reference to Dan Piepenbring, web editor of The Paris Review. “He’s a good critic and that’s what I need,” Prince continued on Friday. “He’s not a ‘yes man’ at all and he’s really helping me get through this.”